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Ships Ahoy - Arma III

The Arma 3 website announces that Arma III has deployed, and Bohemia Interactive's military shooter sequel is now available worldwide as either a standard edition or as a Digital Deluxe edition. The game is available at retail and via digital distribution through Steam directly, or through the BIS Store, which fulfils through Steam anyway. The launch trailer shows off gameplay, and here's word:

OUT NOW - Available in digital and physical retail stores worldwide, Bohemia Interactive is proud to announce today’s much-anticipated release of Arma 3. The brand new launch trailer introduces players to the authentic, diverse and open combat in Arma 3’s massive military sandbox.

Set on the Mediterranean islands of Altis (270 km˛) and Stratis (20 km˛), Arma 3 features 12 singleplayer showcases, 3 factions showcases, 9 multiplayer scenarios, 10 firing drill challenges, more than 20 vehicles and 40 weapons, 5 factions, the scenario editor and modding support. The post-launch campaign will be made available via free DLC episodes after release. The complete overview of content can be found here.

“We’re incredibly proud of the release of Arma 3, as well as of the unique collaboration with the people who joined for the early-access development. We experienced some significant setbacks in the past years, but the fantastic public response to the Alpha and Beta kept us going,” said Joris-Jan van ‘t Land, Project Lead on Arma 3. “Together we’ve made a game that truly meets its potential - while establishing a platform to build upon and grow even further. Our long-term commitment to Arma 3, in combination with the creative modding community and Steam Workshop, means this is just the kick off. We thank everyone for their splendid support and welcome you all to join our journey ahead.”

People can purchase the regular Arma 3 (44.99 EUR/39.99 GBP/59.99 USD) or the Arma 3 Digital Deluxe Edition (49.99 EUR/42.99 GBP/64.99 USD) from Steam and Store.bistudio.com. A boxed version of Arma 3 is also available at many of the major retailers.

Last but not least, Arma 3 Alpha and Arma 3 Beta participants will be able to play the final game after downloading the automatic update on Steam. Visit this page for answers to some of the more frequently asked questions.

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30. Re: Ships Ahoy - Arma III Sep 12, 2013, 13:32 Raptor
 
Great trailer.
I checked that I have 22 hours in the game so far (started from Alpha), so I haven't really played that much - although by FPS standards it's probably quite a lot already.

I don't really see a problem here personally with calling the release.
If you wanted the game half price - get the alpha, let it sit on the shelf.
If you want it full price with the campaign - buy it when the campaign is added or when it goes on a sale. There's bound to be free DLC's coming up to add content.

If you know how ARMA games usually work, get it at whatever state and either create your own scenarious, play MP or get any of the million scenarious already released by the community.
If something doesn't work - wait for the next patch.

Does every game have to be CoD/BF these days?
I'd rather take this excellent realistic platform and build my own stuff at it than play an overpolished turd for 6 hours and then have an 8 year old sit on my face after having shot me from 500 meters away doing a full sprint.

I'm incredibly glad there's at least one game that is hard enough to actually shy some of the idiots away from it.
Actually I'm a bit dissapointed that ARMA 3 has been made more accessibly now, since it might reintroduce people who have to play every game the exact same way and then whine about it when things don't go as expected.

Also:
If they were honest they would sell MP and SP as stand-alone offerings
Wtf?
This is not a retail store where a package didn't have the correct amount of milk in it.

I think the label is quite correct, so maybe the drama is a bit too excessive?
Arma 3’s massive military sandbox
 
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